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“THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL’’ OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Cast members Alfred Drake as Curly and Betty Garde as Aunt Eller from 
Oklahoma!


Oklahoma!
is the first musical written by the team of Richard Rogers and Oscar
Hammerstein ll. The original Broadway production opened at the St. James Theater
in New York City. It ran for 2,212 performances, finally closing on May 29, 1948, a Broadway record that would not be broken until My Fair Lady in 1956. A special
Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Rodgers and Hammerstein for Oklahoma! in the
category of "Special Awards And Citations – Letters" in 1944.

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The two kings of musicals, Richard Rogers and Oscar
Hammerstein ll

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HERB ALPERT TURNED 77 TODAY!

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herb-alpert today

While Herb Alpert continues to play trumpet with group and solo performances
abound the U.S. and Europe, he also devotes time to his second career as an
abstract expressionist painter and sculptor.
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Untitled Painting by Herb Alpert

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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President Lyndon Johnson, concerned that he might not live through another four- 
year term, shocked the nation when he announced at the end of a speech that he
would not run for re-election.

 

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RECORD SET ON THIS DAY IN 1964

 BEATLES TITLE 1

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The Beatles set a recording industry record that may never be equaled. They held
the top 5 positions on the Billboard singles chart with "Can’t Buy Me Love" at number 
1, "Twist and Shout" at number 2, "She Loves You" at number 3, “I Want to Hold
Your Hand” at number 4 and "Please Please Me" at number 5.

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NUMBER-ONE HIT ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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don't break the heart 45

"Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You" was the third and final chart-topper
for Connie Francis. It went on to also take the number-one spot on the easy
listening charts.

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